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All the D.C. Maps You’ll Ever Need

You could spend hours playing with the recently upgraded D.C. Geographic Information System. Having done so myself, I'll save you the trouble. Here, in no particular order, are a few dozen maps of the geography of all sorts of city features you never even considered, plus a few you may actually have been curious about. Some things (libraries, tennis courts, speed cameras) are spread evenly throughout the city; others are concentrated in wealthier (sidewalk cafes, grocery stores), poorer (public housing, closed public schools), or more densely populated (post offices, liquor licenses) neighborhoods.

Sidewalk cafes:

sidewalk cafes

Liquor licenses:

liquor licenses

Notaries public:

notaries public

Salt domes:

salt domes

Public housing:

public housing

Elevation:

topography

Traffic cameras:

traffic cameras

Speed cameras:

speed cameras

Places of worship:

places of worship

Universities and colleges:

universities and colleges

Projects under construction:

under construction

Tennis courts:

tennis courts

Post offices:

post offices

Pharmacies:

pharmacies

National parks (where D.C. generally can't add new amenities):

national parks

District parks (where D.C. can):

dc parks

Libraries:

libraries

Hotels:

hotels

Hospitals (green = specialty hospitals):

hospitals green is specialty

Homeless service facilities:

homeless service facilities

HIV/AIDS clinics:

HIV AIDS clinics

General Services Administration federal locations (i.e., federal government buildings):

GSA federal locations

Grocery stores (not including the slew of stores coming fast-developing parts of town):

grocery stores

Golf courses:

golf courses

Gas stations:

gas stations

Farmers markets:

farmers markets

Embassies:

embassies

D.C. government wireless hotspots:

dc govt wireless hotspots

Public schools:

public schools

Closed public schools:

closed public schools

Charter schools:

charter schools

Check cashing locations:

check cashing locations

Car share locations:

car share

Capital Bikeshare docks:

cabi locations

Banks:

banks

Wooded areas:

wooded areas

Images from Atlas Plus

  • Petworthy

    Where the white women at?

  • NE John

    So sad to see places of worship vastly outnumbering the universities and colleges.

  • noodlez

    NO CHARTER SCHOOLS WEST OF 16TH IN WHITEYVILLE?
    I WONDER WHY?

    WHY ARE ALL THE HIV CLINICS CONCENTRATED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY WHERE RENTS AND CONDO FEES ARE PAID??

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    YO DAWG I HEARD YOU LIKE MAPS SO I PUT THESE MAPS IN YOUR APP SO YOU TAP APPS WHILE YOU CRAP.

  • jason carey

    Really you morons.. you really make these comments.. why do youy bother with your hate?

  • Solo Owl

    There are several pharmacies on Connecticut Ave which are not shown on the map. Hmmph.

  • Mrs. D

    Solo, I'm noticing lots of missing stuff, too. Some of it probably hinges on definition: like three restaurants in my neighborhood with outdoor, front-side seating...but I think that seating might be on private property, so that could cause them to not show. However, there are 5 Zipcar locations in and around my hood (one with over 10 vehicles) that aren't shown here. We're also missing at least a Rite Aid in my hood (if that's not classified as a pharmacy...), and I think the CVS is missing, too. And I'm pretty sure it's not showing the pharmacy at the NYA Harris Teeter nor the CVS across the street. Fun, but seriously incomplete.

  • dugee

    DOG! "where da white women?", the number of "public housing" spots!..hahahahaha

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  • Patrick Henry

    Hey noodlez: thanks for the observation about charter schools. Guess what, whitey found out long ago that US public school system is "loosely" organized, meaning "parents" are the ones who control the quality of the school. Only in neighborhoods where parents have no involvement in schools are where "corporate" had taken over, and done no better at educating, just better at controlling costs so they can make a healthy profit from the wasted taxpayer money!!

  • not telling

    Patrick Henry: The location of charter schools is closely related to where DCPS has closed schools. Charter schools need facilities to start up--they don't have the capital to build a new school building from scratch or even to acquire vacant land to build on. So they look for existing buildings that can adapt well for their needs. And coincidentally former schools tend to make new schools quite nicely.

    Now why DCPS is only closing schools east of 14th Street (thus making them available for charters) is another question entirely.

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